Tag Archives: Michel Foucault
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The culture of confession

I little while ago I did a few reviews on The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault. For those of you who remember, Foucault argues that a lot of our history of sexuality is formed around a history of ‘confession’. As I said in the second review: “In the Western World however, scientia sexualis is focused […]

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The power of medicine

In the middle of last year I travelled through Norway just before Anders Breivik was sentenced. At the time, the big question in the trial in the minds of Norwegians was whether Breivik was going to be committed to gaol, or to a psychiatric ward. Many Norwegians took the view that a commitment to a […]

Review: The History of Sexuality Volume One – The Deployment of Sexuality and the Right of Death and Power Over Life

It’s time for my final review of the History of Sexuality Volume One. After my first two reviews, looking at the Repressive Hypothesis and then Scientia Sexualis, it’s now time to finish off, with a look at Foucault’s final two final parts, the Deployment of Sexuality and The Right of Death and Power Over Life. […]